Derek Chisora vs Joseph Parker 2: date and start time of boxing rematch, undercard, tickets and TV channel
Chisora vs Parker II will take place on Saturday 18 December following a controversial win by Parker in May
Parker, left, and Chisora will fight in a rematch on Saturday 18 December
Earlier in the year, Derek Chisora lost out in a split decision after a brutal heavyweight battle. He had a strong start as he sent the New Zealand boxer, Joseph Parker, down to the canvas within seconds, but it was not long before Parker was able to regain strength and came back to triumph 115-113 and 116-111 while Chisora scored 115-113.
It wasn’t until the sixth round that Parker was able to begin overpowering his opponent. Previously the 37-year-old Briton had been punishing the New Zealander with onslaughts of right hooks and savage ferocity. Parker was sent to the ropes with a looping hook in the third round before again being attacked with thumping body shots in the fourth round.
Parker was finally able to halt his opponent with clean right hands in the sixth round and a flurry of punches from the New Zealander stunned the Zimbabwean-born Briton.
Parker was able to remain in command through the final rounds and Chisora’s last sprint of attack in the last round was not enough to avoid the defeat.
The 29-year-old from Auckland, New Zealand, was able to extend his five match unbeaten run and he will hope that a win on the weekend will edge him closer to a World Title.
Chisora has since returned to his old coach Dave Coldwell ahead of the rematch, while Parker has been in training with the WBC Champion Tyson Fury.
Here is all you need to know ahead of their next fixture
When is the Chisora v Parker rematch?
The fight is set to take place on Saturday 18 December 2021
Where will the fight take place?
Chisora and Parker will meet each other at the AO Arena in Manchester, England
What time is the fight?
The main card is due to take place at 7pm GMT but Chisora and Parker are not expected to meet each other until 10pm GMT
How to watch Chisora v Parker 2?
The event will be shown live on DAZN with the main broadcasting starting at 7pm GMT.
The fight will be shown on the mobile app through DAZN and subscription to DAZN costs £7.99.
Who is on the undercard for the fight?
- Derek Chisora vs Joseph Parker II (12 rounds - heavyweight)
- Lerrone Richards vs Carlos Gongora (12 rounds - super-middleweight)
- Jack Cullen vs Emre Cukur (12 rounds - super-middleweight)
- Lee McGregor vs Narek (12 rounds - bantamweight)
- Zelfa Barrett vs Bruno Tarimo (10 rounds - super-featherweight)
How do the two fighters compare?
Chisora, nicknamed ‘Del Boy’ and ‘War’ is 37 years old and stands at six feet two inches tall. He has a reach of 74 inches and fights in an orthodox stance.
He has fought in 43 matches and won 32 of them. 23 of these fights have been won by knockout.
Parker is eight years younger than Chisora and is six feet four inches tall. He, too, fights orthodox stance but has a reach of 76 inches.
The New Zealander has fought 31 bouts and only lost two of them. He has won 21 of his fights by knockout.
What are the odds?
Courtesy of oddschecker:
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